HPD Housing Ambassadors Information Session and Training

April 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm America/New York Timezone
100 Gold St., New York, NY
Room 8-F14

Please hold this time on your calendars for HPD’s spring information session on the affordable housing lottery and Marketing process, which serves as a training for Housing Ambassadors and organizations considering becoming Housing Ambassadors.
Spring 2017 HPD Housing Ambassador and Marketing Training
Monday, April 10th, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 12:30PM
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
100 Gold Street, Room 8-F14
New York, NY 10038

About the Housing Ambassadors program:
At HPD, we are not only responsible for creating and preserving affordable housing for New Yorkers, but also for overseeing a fair and open lottery process to connect eligible applicants with that housing. It’s important to us that people throughout our city’s many diverse communities can access information and guidance about the application process.
Key partners in this effort are Housing Ambassadors, community-based organizations and service providers who agree (on a volunteer basis) to extend up-to-date information, materials, and support regarding the affordable housing application process to their constituents.
Of course, many organizations already do this work, “Ambassadors” or not. One objective of the Ambassador program is for HPD to recognize those organizations, provide them with materials and information, and hear their feedback from experiences assisting applicants.
We also want to offer people guidance where they are. Whether or not an organization provides housing services, staff may be working every day with people seeking affordable housing. By offering information sessions, sharing announcements and updates, and establishing lines of communication with such organizations, the Ambassador program aims to provide the knowledge and accompanying materials any service providing organization needs to help those applying for affordable housing.
Questions? Contact Emily Osgood at osgoode@hpd.nyc.gov or 212-863-6379 or Victor Hernandez at hernandv@hpd.nyc.gov.